Old Fashioned Meat Loaf with Gravy

Adapted From: Nourished Kitchen

Meat Loaf Ingredients: 

  • 8 oz beef or lamb liver
  • milk for soaking
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1.5 lbs ground lamb
  • 1 yellow onion finely minced
  • 1.5tsp finely ground unrefined sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh curly parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 c sourdough bread crumbs
  • 1 clove garlic minced

 

Gravy Ingredients: 

  • 3 carrots
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 5 ribs celery
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups bone broth
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • finely ground unrefined sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions: 

To make the meat loaf, trip the liver of any sinew and drip it into a small miving bowl. cover it with milk and let it marinated in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours. Drain away the milk and pat the liver dry. Transfer it to a food processor and process it until coursely ground

Preheat the oven to 450F

Transfer the liver to a large mixing bowl and add the ground meats, minced onion, salt, coriander, allspice, parsley, thyme, eggs, and bread crumbs. Knead the ingredients by hand until well combined. Form the mixture into a loaf. Place meatloaf in 9 X 4 inch pan and bake for 15 minutes. Decrease the oven temperature to 350F and cointue baking for another 1.5 hours, until the loaf is well browned on top and no longer pink in the middle.

While the meat loaf bakes, prepare the gravy. First peel and chop the carrots and onions into 1-inch pieces. Place the vegetables in a large saucepan and drop in the thyme and by leaf. Pour in the broth, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then decrease the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, or until the vegetales soften enogh to fall apart when pressed wiht the tines of a fork.

Pluck out the sprigs of thyme and bay leaf, then puree the vegetables into the broth with an immersion blender. Season with salt and pepper and strain into a gravy boat. Slice the meat loaft and serve with gravy.

Lamb Coconut Curry

From the Restart Cookbook

Ingredients

  • 2TBSP coconut oil
  • 1lb ground lamb
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3-4 carrots, chopped
  • 1 TBSP grated ginger root
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2tsp curry powder
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Directions:

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a large poit and brown the lamb meat in it.
  2. Remove the meat and set aside. Leave fat in bottom of pan.
  3. Saute the onion on medium heat until soft (about 10 min).
  4. Add garlic, ginger, and curry powder and continue to saute for a few minutes. Add carrots and stir to caot them with the spice mixture. 
  5. Pour in the broth and coconut milk and bring to simmer.  
  6. Add the meat back to pan and simmer for 30 minutes.

Sweet Potato Chili

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef or lamb
  • 1 onion, about 12 ounces, diced very small
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ancho chili powder, (or 1 additional Tablespoon chili powder)
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ Teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 Teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 pounds of sweet potatoes
  • 1 - 28 ounce can whole tomatoes or fresh, whole tomatoes chopped
  • 1 - 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • Toppings:
  • lime wedges, cilantro, sliced avocado or guacamole, sour cream, grated cheddar

Instructions

  1. Place the ground beef, onions, garlic, spices, and sea salt in a 4-quart crockpot. Use a wooden spoon to break up the turkey and mix everything together.
  2. Cut the ends off the sweet potatoes and trim off any unsightly bits. Then, cut them into quarters lengthwise. Cut the quarters crosswise into chunks about 1½ inches in size.
  3. Place the sweet potatoes over the top of the turkey mixture.
  4. Cook for low 8-10 hours, or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Taste the chili and add salt to your taste.
  5. Serve with any and all toppings you desire.

 

Revised from:  http://getinspiredeveryday.com/food/crockpot-sweet-potato-chili/